Yesterday's fire in Malibu claimed four seaside mansions and damaged four others, according to reports this morning and last evening. It's been a bad start to the week in our fire coverage. Via the LA Times:
The cause of the blaze - known only as the 'Malibu Incident' - was under investigation, with [Malibu Mayor Ken Kearsley] calling the origin suspicious. Brush clearance around the area where the fire began is likely to be an issue, with the mayor and at least one resident questioning why some of the public open space wasn't cleared more thoroughly. Celebrities affected by the fiery inferno included Victoria Principal who described the fire thusly: "It started big and hot and exploded."
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